AEW Fight for the Fallen 2020 Results, Grades: Chris Jericho gets Orange Juiced

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AEW Fight for the Fallen 2020 featured a killer world title match between Jon Moxley and Brian Cage.

So many great moments and matches during AEW Fight for the Fallen 2020. Cody Rhodes and Sonny Kiss battled for the TNT Title, Chris Jericho got doused in orange juice, Jon Moxley defended the AEW World Title, and The Elite and FTR were in tag team action. Here are the full results and grades from the show.

Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Sonny Kiss for the TNT Championship

Result: Cody Rhodes wins with the Cross Rhodes

Grade: A, Sonny Kiss probably blew a lot of fans away with this performance. The storytelling around Cody getting frustrated and making mistakes was nice as well. A lengthy feud would be welcome. And Kiss should win that feud.

AEW Fight for the Fallen 2020 kicked off with a match many people were anticipating more than any other on the show: the TNT Title match between champion Cody Rhodes and up-and-coming star Sonny Kiss.

Kiss’ entrance with Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders was amazing.

The match began with Rhodes showing off with some push-ups, and he hit an early Disaster Kick that Kiss kicked out of. Kiss then clocked Cody in the face back in the ring, threw him back out, and started absolutely lighting up the champion!

Cody scouted Kiss’ acrobatic moves and put him in a Full Nelson, grounding the challenger. But Kiss later hit the Axe’s and O’s, then ascended the top rope for a big move. Cody, however, got out of the way as the even-steven back-and-forth continued.

The American Nightmare capitalized on Kiss hitting the stage area, and he did so by hitting Kiss on the outside even harder with an Alabama Slam. But Kiss showed his great ring awareness by putting his feet on the ropes! Cody was sloppy himself, as the announcers pointed out, putting Kiss to close to the ropes in the first place during that pinfall attempt.

Cody got Kiss up again for another big move, but Kiss showed amazing resiliency by kicking out at 2.9! And then he kicked out again! The TNT Champion was growing increasingly frustrated at his inability to put away Sonny Kiss.

After Rhodes couldn’t get Kiss to tap to the crossface, he started throwing punches out of frustration. He even took off the turnbuckle pad, showing a different side of himself. And it backfired. Kiss reversed a move, sent Cody face-first on the turnbuckle, and nearly won via roll-up! Wow!

Energized by the nearfall, Kiss started hitting VICIOUS punches on Rhodes, who was in real trouble.

But in the end, Kiss swung for the fences, Cody ducked, and turned it into a Cross Rhodes for the win. Huge show of respect with a heartfelt hug between the two competitors as well.